Ready, Set, Launch!
March is coming to an end and that means we are headed into launch season here at Great Plains! We are proud of the eclectic mix of titles on our spring list. Mark the dates below in your calendar to meet the authors behind the titles and pick up a signed copy for your collection!
April 16th – Forever Julia by Jodi Carmichael (McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, 7pm)
Apirl 28th – Famous Last Meals by Richard Cumyn (Novel Idea Bookstore, Kingston, 7pm)
May 7th – A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba by Bartley Kives (McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, 7pm)
May 7th – Gracelessland by Adam Lindsay Honsinger (Ben McNally Bookstore, Toronto, 6pm)
May 12th – On The Air by Gary Moir (McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, 7pm)
Do you have questions about any of the launches above? Simply email our Marketing Director, Mel Marginet, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our launch events for the Spring 2015 list are over a month away, but author Jodi Carmichael’s Forever Julia is already garnering some buzz. The novel, published under our Great Plains Teen Fiction imprint but also highly suitable for the New Adult genre, centres on Julia, the girlfriend of high school superstar, Jeremy. When Jeremy’s feelings for Julia become obsessive, isolating her from her friends and family, she alone must decide what boundaries cannot be crossed.
The timely novel was part of Tara-Michelle Ziniuk’s article, A Delicate Balance, in the spring edition of Quill & Quire. Ms. Ziniuk interviewed Jodi along with two additional authors of teen fiction tackling the touch issues of sexual assault and abusive relationships in their novels. Grab this issue of Quill & Quire today!
Jodi begins a blog tour with Chapter by Chapter on April 27th, has an interview upcoming in Prairie Books Now and is getting set for her launch event at McNally Robinson on April 16th. Congratulations on this early success, Jodi. 2015 is sure to be an exciting year as Forever Julia hits bookshelves across the country!
It may still be January, but we are in the midst of designing, printing and promoting our spring titles. We have a novel from an exciting new author set to launch in Toronto in early May. Our last novel under Enfield & Wizenty, The House On Sugarbush Road, won the Book of the Year Award among numerous honours, and we have been combing our submissions for the next novel to release under our E&W imprint. Adam Lindsay Honsinger’s Gracelessland arrived with a quirky narrator and a glowing blurb from Annabel Lyon, and we are thrilled to hit the print button on a book that has everyone here at Great Plains Publications buzzing.
Visit the New Titles section of our website to find out more about all of our titles set to hit bookshelves this spring. It’s never too early to plan that summer reading list!